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Archive for November 12th, 2008

A rock and a tree are side by side,

The one alive, the other never died.

The one trim and tall, the other squat,

One “changeless,” the other will rot.

The one was here when Adam was here,

When human’s first sin brought the first stinging tear.

It felt the lap of The Flood in its face,

And knew earth’s tremor, when Christ died in disgrace.   -eab, 11/77

 

Written while pastoring Christ Chruch-Bible Methodist, Friendsville, Tennessee

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“The principal damning sin is to make anything besides God our end or rest.”

– Richard Baxter, Saints Everlasting Rest, (London:Griffith, Farran, Okeden, Welsh, 1887), 8.

 

“…Sitting still will lose you heaven, as well as running from it.”

– Richard Baxter, Saints Everlasting Rest, (London:Griffith, Farran, Okeden, Welsh, 1887), 10.

 

“The more perfect the sight is, the more delightful the beautiful object.

The more perfect the appetite, the sweeter the food.

The more musical the ear, the more pleasant the melody.

The more perfect the soul, the more joyous those joys, and the more gloroius to us is that glory.”

– Richard Baxter, Saints Everlasting Rest, (London:Griffith, Farran, Okeden, Welsh, 1887), 15.

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